Top 5 Reasons Online Classes Rock | 05.06.09

Posted in Online Degree By Student Loan Network Staff

At this point the cat isn’t only out of the bag, as it pertains to online degrees, it’s a full grown lioness on the prowl. Online degrees were once viewed as a gimmicky soiree into the world of higher education, but oh how things have changed.

I must admit, even I was cynical in the late 90′s when the Online degree rage was taking flight. It felt like a scam. Would my degree be worth anything? Would my resume be passed over time and time again because of how I earned my degree? Never did I believe it would be more revered by many hiring managers who believe online recipients are more versatile. These students are viewed as self motivated independent thinkers who are driven to succeed; all traits which transfer nicely in the workplace.

Yes, Online degrees hold value in the marketplace, but it’s the value outside the virtual classroom that attracts many students to an Online degree. Lets take a look at the Top 5 reasons Online classes have become so popular.

1. Comfort: Having the luxury of taking notes with one hand while shoveling in Doritos with the other is pretty sweet indeed. A comfortable environment produces better results.

2. Convenience: No need to worry if your tank is on “E” or traffic is backed up on the interstate to get to school. When you’re at home, you are at school.

3. Flexibility: Lesson plans are available for you to review anytime throughout the week and tests are usually available over a three day period to fit with your busy schedule.

4. Availability: While campuses are restricted to the number of classes they can offer students based on staffing and capital resources, Online degree programs have no such restrictions. The number of classes you can take is practically endless.

5. Time: Most Online classes do not have specific start-up dates and times. You can jump in whenever you like. In addition, if you have the desire, you may complete your class early in most cases. Many eight week classes are completed in 4-6 weeks by ambitious students.

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Have you taken an online class or degree program? If so we want to hear about your experience. Would you do it again? Leave a comment below.

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206 Responses to “Top 5 Reasons Online Classes Rock”

  1. Megan says on November 12, 2009 at 11:08 pm:

    I would hate to stare at a computer for that long.

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  2. Catherine says on November 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm:

    I think it is so useful, especially for people who are busy out of the school-life.

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  3. austria says on November 7, 2009 at 1:17 am:

    i would get distracted

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  4. arelise says on October 31, 2009 at 9:25 pm:

    i have never taken an online course but I would love to just because I would not be on a strict schedule.

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  5. zachary says on August 18, 2009 at 4:29 pm:

    i think online courses might actually cause the student to fall behind if they run on their own schedule. or do just the opposite.

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  6. ASHLEE MANION says on August 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm:


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  7. katharyn says on August 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm:

    I am taking my first online class this semester and looking very foward to it. It will be great not having to sit in lecture or go to campus anymore then i have to. I can read and study at my own time and still be working towards my degree.

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  8. Joni says on August 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm:

    I like online because I can do it sitting on an easy chair and not in an uncomfortable school desk.

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  9. Joni says on August 17, 2009 at 7:45 pm:

    I like online because some winter mornings find the temperature to be -25 below. I don’t have to go outside to go to school.

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  10. Joni says on August 17, 2009 at 7:42 pm:

    I like online because I can do my schoolwork in the middle of the night when I have insomnia.

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  11. Joni says on August 17, 2009 at 7:40 pm:

    I like online because it is much easier to find a part-time job when you have a flexible work schedule.

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  12. Wendy says on August 14, 2009 at 3:42 pm:

    I have taken a few online courses and hated them. I was promised interaction with my instructors and was never able to get in touch with them. I found it to be a waste of time and I learned nothing.

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  13. Krystine says on August 13, 2009 at 12:56 pm:

    online classes are good when you’re woring around you’re own schedule, but that’re bad if you’re easily distracted. i’ve taken online classes before and i thought they were definitely worth taking.

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  14. Amber says on August 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm:

    I have taken an online course and i loved it. i loved working at home because i was very comfortable about it.

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  15. Jason says on August 6, 2009 at 7:23 pm:

    convenience and flexibility are by far the best reasons for online courses. i absolutely loved that aspect of it

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  16. Megan says on August 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm:

    seems to be a good way to earn an education while working.

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  17. Nick says on August 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm:

    The reasons are so true

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  18. Jay says on August 3, 2009 at 7:37 pm:

    online classes is pretty good in some way. you can take your time and focus more and not be disturb. & you can do it whenever.

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  19. Ed says on July 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm:

    I’ve taken an online course before…for high school.

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  20. Amanda says on July 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm:

    great reasons

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  21. Diamond says on July 29, 2009 at 2:08 pm:

    although the 5 reasons for taking online classes does suit me very well. i am more of a people person and would love to be in a more congragational enviroment

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  22. Ky says on July 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm:

    It would make sense that online courses would feel way more comfortable and relaxing because you don’t have the same stress and enviornment in a regular classroom.

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  23. Melissa says on July 28, 2009 at 9:29 pm:

    Honestly, I have never really taken much interest in online classes. I personally believe that college is a good social experience to get out..I understand some circumstance doing online classes can make things “easier” but for me..I’m more of an in class learner. So, if you like to learn by yourself then go for it.

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  24. Joel says on July 24, 2009 at 1:27 am:

    nah, i’m good

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  25. Joel says on July 24, 2009 at 1:16 am:

    No, I have not taken any online courses. I have no need for it because the University is near to where I live. Plus I prefer learning in a classroom environment.

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